Inking a Venom pencil drawing

March 29, 2018

 

Gcreate Graphic designer located in Cardiff & Caerphilly- Inking a Venom pencil drawing

So over the years I have done bits of work for fun. When I was around 20 I used to Ink where as my friend used to do the pencils. About a month ago I was thinking back at this time and thought if I still had the same skills, plus improve on them with my extended knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

I first wanted a really cool image to ink and possibly even colour (but in a very simple way, wanted the ink to be the main focus) I came across the first image, you can find a link to his Deviant Art page here.

The next step was to ink the image, pretty straight forward.

When you Ink a drawing, the artist already adds to the style, its simply the way each artist holds the pen and the shading. However I wanted to see if I could extend this and put the image through Adobe Illustrator.

I really love how this came out, the program messes up some of the lines from my inking but in a way I think works. Next step is to add a tiny bit of colour.

As you can see the image is far too dark, so I wanted to lighten it up in parts.

With the addition of purple I think its starting to feel more like Venom, and with a hint of glow from the black starts to add a bit more depth.

At this point I thought something was missing, so I just added white on the spider symbol, eyes and mouth. I was thinking maybe adding red but didn't want it to distract too much from the inking (which was the whole point of this image). I also added a spiderweb because...why not, look cool.

Finally I add a black border with a bit of a texture, and that also affects all the blacks in the image.

 

Remember to check out the original artist again (link at the top). And if you need any graphic work or maybe you would like me to work on a similar project like this with you make sure you get in touch with me on the contact page.

 

Gcreate Graphics Caerphilly and Cardiff based Graphic design and social media promotion and design.

 

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